In a recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, authors of the 2016 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain advise against misapplication that can put patients’ health and safety at risk. Some policies and practices attributed to the guideline are inconsistent with its recommendations.

The CDC has resources to help physicians correctly apply the guideline:

Source: MLN Connects for May 23, 2019

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